What is The Victorian Society in America?
The Victorian Society In America is the only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage.
The VSA was founded in 1966 as a sister organization to the Victorian Society in the U.K., by such legends of historic preservation as Brendan Gill, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, and Margot Gayle. So outraged were they by the 1964 destruction of New York's magnificent Pennsylvania Station [McKim, Mead, & White, 1910] that they formed the Society to ensure that other important structures did not fall to the wrecker's ball.
There are 12 registered Chapters of the Society around the country hosting a wide range of local events and lectures. There is also an active Summer Schools Alumni Association that sponsors exceptional architectural tours all over the world.
Board of Directors
Most of the programmatic work of the VSA is conducted by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of twelve committees, each with a specific responsibility. The Board and its committees meet three times a year in various locations. Willingness to work is more improtant than experience.
NOMINATE an existing VSA member to the Board
VIEW the VSA Board Agreement
VIEW the conditions and guidelines for Advisory Council and Emeriti